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LEBLANC, Laurence

PORTRAIT-LEBLANCBorn in 1967 in Paris.

Laurence Leblanc began taking drawing and painting classes at the age of nine at the Ecole Martenot, then learned engraving at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs du Louvre. She opted for photography and did a first project in 1993 with Droit au Logement, a non-profit body which aids the poorly housed and homeless. She then met Jacques Higelin and Peter Gabriel, with whom she began an artistic collaboration.

She came to wider notice in 1998, and exhibited her images on the theme of childhood at the Mois de la Photo event in Paris.

The recipient of many awards, Laurence Leblanc has been represented by Agence VU’ since April 2001. In 2002 she showed ‘Rithy, Chéa, Kim Sour et les autres’ at Galerie VU’ in Paris; the following year, this work earned her the Prix de la Fondation CCF pour la Photographie. In silence and solitude, Laurence Leblanc is continuing an uvre now durably rooted in the field of contemporary photographic art. Nourished by an ever-deepening knowledge of the medium and its history, she is careful not to dilute her curiosity or centres of interest by shooting prolifically or trying multiple approaches. Although she regularly publishes, shows and disseminates her work, Laurence Leblanc, a member of Galerie VU’ and Agence VU’, treats time as a reliable ally in the process of observation and maturation.

Laurence Leblanc presented her work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2009: Only air at the Magasin Electrique.